Mini Clay Pot Magnets

DIY Mini Clay Pot Magnets  @themerrythought
I’ve got to admit, I don’t have much of a green thumb. My mom is an avid gardner with gorgeous flowers & gardens surrounding her house and plants fill every nook and cranny inside. But I don’t seem to have inherited that from her…gardening is one of my most hated chores (if I’m out there digging in the dirt I might see an earthworm…gahhh, I can’t even). What I do love? Plants that require hardly any upkeep. Like my beloved bamboo plant that I’ve had for about 12 years. And my most recent obsession – air plants! Caitlin got me a couple for Christmas and I’m smitten with them. They’re tiny, they can sit just about anywhere, and if I forgot about them for a few days, they’re fine.
DIY Mini Clay Pot Magnets  @themerrythought
On a recent trip to Michaels, I spotted these mini clay pots and had to have them. I thought they’d work great as magnets to go on my fridge and would be the perfect size for air plants (the perfect excuse to add a few more plants to my collection!). This project was so quick and easy and I love seeing my air plants hanging on the fridge.
DIY Mini Clay Pot Magnets  @themerrythought
DIY Mini Clay Pot Magnets  @themerrythought
What you need:

  • mini clay pots (I got mine at Michaels, these look pretty similar)
  • magnets (I recommend using high quality ones likes these, the pots will break if they fall off your fridge, so make sure your magnets will hold)
  • industrial strength glue
  • paint + paintbrush – optional
  • air plants (you can find them on Amazon or eBay)

DIY Mini Clay Pot Magnets  @themerrythought
To make them I painted my pots and let them dry (it only took a few minutes to dry). Then I placed a dab of the glue on the magnet and stuck it to the pot. (I wanted my pots to tilt slightly forward to give the plants more room, so I placed my magnet below the rim of the pot.)  I let the glue dry and was done.  Stuck them on the fridge and set my air plants in!
DIY Mini Clay Pot Magnets @themerrythought

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  • SarahFriday, February 28, 2014 - 1:16 pm

    These look so nice! I really want to try my hand at air plants soon!ReplyCancel

  • janFriday, February 28, 2014 - 1:31 pm
  • sarahFriday, February 28, 2014 - 5:15 pm

    so cute!ReplyCancel

  • Colleen PastoorFriday, February 28, 2014 - 6:27 pm

    How sweet are these! I’m so interested in air plants, but haven’t taken the plunge to get some of my own yet. I’m also a pretty sad green thumb so I’m hesitant.ReplyCancel

  • SimoneESaturday, March 1, 2014 - 9:37 am

    Do you have a window in your kitchen? I have seen this idea a few times and I want to do it, but I don’t have a window in my kitchen and don’t want the plants to die with no sunlight! I have seen so many cute ideas like this for indoor plants, but no one seems to address how much sunlight their plants get in these places and if they do okay indoors.ReplyCancel

    • MandaSaturday, March 1, 2014 - 10:37 am

      Hi Simone – I do have a few windows in my kitchen, so it’s pretty well lit. I have read that you can use fluorescent lighting for air plants, so I’m not sure if that option could work for you. They definitely do need a light source though. And air plants can do great indoors. Try googling air plant care for more tips and an idea of what they need to survive indoors. (I still feel pretty new to being an air plant owner, so I don’t feel like I have the expertise to be giving out a lot of tips…) Hope that helps!ReplyCancel

  • emilySaturday, March 1, 2014 - 9:47 am

    i really enjoy your blog. nice work.ReplyCancel

  • AudreySunday, March 2, 2014 - 5:00 pm

    These are so cute! I’ll be moving to a new apartment soon and I’ll definitely come back and look at this post for a little way to spruce up the kitchen.ReplyCancel

  • AndréeFriday, March 7, 2014 - 5:00 am

    What a great way to add a green touch to small kitchens. I’ll keep it in mind next time I’m “magnet-making”. Thanks for sharing!ReplyCancel

  • VanessaTuesday, March 25, 2014 - 2:51 am

    These are absolutely darling! I’m not too big a fan of plants (too labor intensive + forgetfulness) but these air plants don’t sound too difficult 🙂


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